ISSN 2394-5125

    Women Revolution Against the Male Dominant Society in the Novels of Anita Desai: A Qualitative Study (2019)

    JCR. 2019: 311-317


    This qualitative study explores the theme of women's revolution against male-dominant society within most of Anita Desai’s work. The study aims to examine the portrayal of women in her novels and how they challenge the patriarchal norms and traditions. The study employs a qualitative research design and looks closely at four of Desai's novels: Clear Light of Day, Cry, the Peacock, Voices in the City, and Fire on the Mountain. The data is collected through a close reading of the novels and analysed using thematic analysis. The findings reveal that the created fictional female protagonists undergo a process of transformation and liberation from patriarchal norms, and they challenge the dominant male ideology in their society. This challenge is often, but not limited to, patriarchal upheaval, and narratives on changing perspectives on dominant ideologies. The study concludes that these novels highlight the need for women's empowerment and their struggle against oppression in a male-dominated society.


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    Volume 6 Issue-2